of or relating to yesterday.
- Also yestern.
Other definitions for yester- (2 of 2)
a combining form, now unproductive, occurring in words that denote an extent of time one period prior to the present period, the nature of the period being specified by the second element of the compound: yesterweek.
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How to use yester in a sentence
This is the proper tone to use when dealing with elderly muttonheads; with the Harpers of yester year.Instigations | Ezra Pound
“I never set eyes on the madman before yester eve,” said his astonished companion.The Great Mogul | Louis Tracy
Had it been yester evening, I would have met the best blade among these men at arms as blythely as ever I danced at a maypole.The Fair Maid of Perth | Sir Walter Scott
While I addressed thee fair and subtile words on yester even, O sweet and incomparable knight!Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions | Slason Thompson
He would not have to look back and compare his last term unfavourably with the glories of yester year.The Loom of Youth | Alec Waugh
British Dictionary definitions for yester (1 of 2)
archaic of or relating to yesterday: yester sun Also: yestern (ˈjɛstən)
British Dictionary definitions for yester- (2 of 2)
indicating the day before today: yesterday
indicating a period of time before the present one: yesteryear
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